How Pulmonary Rehabilitation Can Help With COPD

Pulmonary rehabilitation is considered an important factor in treating severe lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

MORE: Find out how COPD affects the lungs.

In this video from Living Healthy Chicago, COPD patient Rose Anderson talks about what it’s like living with a condition that makes breathing a struggle and forces her on oxygen therapy.

Anderson’s doctor advised her to undergo pulmonary rehabilitation, which incorporates exercise with education into how to better manage the disease to improve quality of life. Anderson explains how much she’s learned in her eight-week pulmonary rehab course and now has a better mental attitude toward the disease.

MORE: COPD patients talk about exacerbations and lung infections.

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One comment

  1. All of this is important, encouraging news. But the sad thing is that ppl like me who can’t afford stem cell therapy feel discouraged knowing there is help but it’s out of reach. Why can’t someone help us people have a 21st or a chance like all the others who have greatly improved due to stem cell therapy. Just a thought.
    Deborah Hults1983@gmail.com

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